I love it when an application is unobtrusive and functional. You don’t get many of these from Apple’s App Store because they have such strict rules for developers. There must be an icon added to the home screen and there are certain parts of iOS the app cannot access.

This is a big reason why my iDevices are jailbroken and why I like Cydia so much. It’s basically a hot bed for innovation as developers have far less limitations when submitting apps to the Cydia Store. FlipOver is a perfect example of that innovation…

FlipOver allows you to set your iDevice to lock or mute when it is turned face down. This is extremely handy if you have an iPhone sitting in front of you at a meeting. As soon as it begins to ring, turning it over on its face will immediately silence the ringer and help you avoid embarrassment.

The set up is very easy. You just need to open up Cydia, and navigate to search. Type in “FlipOver” and and proceed to download. Once installed, there won’t be an icon on your home screen. Just navigate to Settings and scroll down to the FlipOver tab.

As you can see, the tweak is very limited in features, but it performs as advertised. You can turn the lock and mute functions on or off and adjust the sensitivity and refresh rates. (This changes how flat the device has to be before it mutes or locks itself.)

The application isn’t free; downloading FlipOver will run you $0.99. As always, you must be using a jailbroken device to access Cydia, and must have a Cydia Store account to purchase applications.

Has anyone tried this app out yet? Tell us below!

  • Jason Masters

    Thumbs up!!!! Awesome tweak finally one worth buying!!

    • Cameron

      Umm do you think we r on youtube, no thunbs up on iDB lol

  • Koppis

    I’m afraid I’ll scratch my screen by placing it on the table.

    • Kuipo

      Screen protector???

  • Jason Masters

    Btw where do you get the white phonecase from?

    • Jj

      That’s an itouch 2nd or 3rd gen

    • Ejm

      It’s just a skin overlaid.

  • Joel

    Hmph. Worthwhile but Cydia should be open source IMO. I suppose being able to charge people would be an incentive to developers but at this rate, when are we going to start paying for our jailbreaks?

    • John Doe

      I know, i feel as the whole point of Jailbreaking + Cydia was to open up everything

      • Xepptizz

        There is a difference between opening up and being a cheapskate. Cydia offers many things. Often there are cheap alternatives. Sometimes alternatives that are frowned upon, but still allowed due to the open nature of cydia (cracked repo’s).

        Still, people made something you want, but can’t make. They need to pay for food and stuff ergo charge money.

        I will admit to use a cracked repo now and then. But only to reinforce my own fair use policy. If I use an app frequently and it works well, then I’ll purchase the legit one. Quite often refunds are rare in cydia so i prefer to extend my testing periode as I see fit.

      • CDXX

        completely agree with xepptizz… if saurik didn’t make money with cydia, hed have to work a 9 to 5. You want an even shittier cydia than we have now?

  • Xepptizz

    About flipover, does anyone know of possible incompatibilities with other apps like sleepcycle or the memorecorder? And even if it mutes, does it disable vibrate aswell? As that can be equally embarrasing.

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    are you guys mind readers??? Yesterday I ws Think “Does Cydia haves any tweak that mute the iPhone when you face it down? ” and now BOOMM!!! it just apear in here huahau

    I think some android devices have something like this, right?

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    Are you guys mind readers??? Yesterday I was Thinking “Does Cydia haves any tweak that mute the iPhone when you turn it face down? ” and now BOOMM!!! it just apear in here huahau

    Thats why Iam always here checking the news!

    I think some android devices have something like this, right?

  • Lucas K.

    This doesn’t work for me. It seems to randomly work sometimes, even if it’s completely flat on a table each time. I’ll try again when it supposedly works w/ some updates hopefully. Cool idea, badly implemented from what I’ve tested.

  • nmdelrio

    I installed this as soon as I saw it. Works greta for me.

    Coincidentally, I suggested an app like this in another article a few days ago here at iDB. I use FlipSilent during the days I was using Symbian devices.

    Thanks for this!

  • Sascha

    Didn’t work on my iPhone4 (4.2.1). I put it on a glass table using the default settings to see what it does. The screen kept going on and off in quick intervals of about half a second. Didn’t stop. So I assume this would drain your battery in no time. Also the check intervals to look if the device lies face down are of some concern to me.

    Uninstalled it right away 🙁

  • That is great function of iphone

  • AC

    I installed it. it went crazy. clicking on and off non stop.
    Tried adjusting the sensitivity to no avail. sigh

  • Jme

    doesn’t work for me either, iPhone 4 on 4.1. I also used a glass table to check it out, very randomly works, mostly it would lock then unlock seconds later. Then when I pick it back up it would lock and unlock instantly. Without the glass table I wouldn’t have known that the back-light had been on the whole time while face down. This is a feature my HTC Diamond had years ago, would love to have this working on the iPhone.

  • Chals Tee

    What a shame… The flip it over functionality is only partial. The app can’t seem to totally mute or lock the phone; as if the phone is fighting the app. Alot of the people who tried it too are saying this. Not compatible also with the apple peel device.

  • Gorgonphone

    i dont want this..

  • Noba2000

    Works great now.Had to lower time a increase sensitivety.At original settings in was intermediately turning on/off.but playing with it got iy to work.Thanks great app!

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